Mission Vision: Dry Eye Treatment in San Antonio TX
Dry eye is a chronic and usually progressive condition caused by lack of sufficient moisture and lubrication on the eye’s surfaces. It’s fairly common and accounts for many visits to an eye doctor in San Antonio TX. In fact, a recent poll revealed that 48 percent of Americans aged 18 years old and up experience symptoms of dry eye.
Dry Eye Treatment Options
Depending on what is causing your dry eye, Mission Vision can offer a variety of treatment options. Some of the choices available to you include:
- Artificial Tears: For mild dry eye cases due to situational causes such as computer use or reading, artificial tears may be recommended. Artificial tears don’t require prescriptions so they can be purchased over-the-counter, although you may want to consult with your eye doctor about which kind to get as lubricating drops feature different ingredients and thickness levels.
- Prescription Eye Drops: If artificial tears are not enough to ease your dry eye, you may be prescribed eye drops instead. Depending on your condition, prescription eye drops may be used either on their own or in addition to artificial tears.
- Eye Lubricant: Placed under the lower eye, eye lubricants follow a slow-release formula that provides all-day lubricating effects and are best for moderate to severe cases of dry eye.
- Punctal Plugs: Eye drops and lubricants will be of no use if they don’t stay on your eye. To keep eye products in place, punctal plugs may be recommended to you, inserted between the inner corner of upper and lower eyelids to prevent eye drainage.
Schedule An Eye Exam Today
To make an appointment for an eye exam, give us a call today at (210) 315-5559.